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Wednesday, January 1 & Thursday, January 2: Chaplin spread appears in Vanity Fair; Charlie and Paulette attend a dinner party at the Trocadero.
Sunday, January 5th & Monday, January 6th: Chaplin previews Modern Times in Glendale; Breen Office requests changes to the film.
Monday, January 13th, 1936: Breen Office sends Certificate of Approval for Modern Times
Thursday, January 16th: "Charlie In The News": Tidbits from the newspapers.
Tuesday, January 21st - Thursday January 23rd: "Charlie In The News," inc. an interview with Chaplin & Douglas Fairbanks
Friday, January 24th: Charlie and Paulette attend opening of the Ballet Russes.
Saturday, January 25th: Chaplin is featured on the cover of Picturegoer.
Monday January 27th: Interview with Chaplin from the Los Angeles Times.
Saturday, February 1st: Studio production report: "C.C. did not come to studio. Dub foreign version UA studio 3:50 to 4:30 PM."
Sunday, February 2nd: The New York Times was abuzz with the upcoming world premiere of Modern Times.
Wednesday, February 5th: Modern Times premieres at the Rivoli in NYC.
Tuesday, February 11th: London premiere of Modern Times, plus "Charlie in the News."
Wednesday, February 12th: Charlie and Paulette attend the Hollywood premiere of Modern Times at Grauman's Chinese Theater.
Saturday, February 15th: Charlie and Paulette watch the Derby Day races at Santa Anita.
Monday, February 17th: Chaplin, accompanied by Paulette, her mother, Alta, and his valet Frank, sets sail for Honolulu.
Tuesday, February 18th: The SS Coolidge stops in San Francisco en route to Honolulu.
February 21-26: The Coolidge sails from S.F. to Honolulu.
February 26th: The Coolidge arrives in Honolulu; Chaplin lunches with George Bernard Shaw.
Sunday, March 1st: En route to Japan.
Friday, March 6th: Charlie, Paulette, etc. arrive in Yokohama. Travel on to Tokyo where they attend a kabuki performance the the wrestling matches.
Saturday, March 7th: The SS Coolidge embarks for Shanghai.
Monday, March 9th: Arrival in Shanghai. Welcoming party hosted by Butterfly Wu & meeting with Mei Lanfang.
Thursday: March 12th: Hong Kong. Chaplin is interviewed about Modern Times and dodges questions about his marital status.
Saturday, March 14th: Chaplin & Co. leave for Singapore aboard the Suwa Maru.
Wednesday March 18th: Arrival at Singapore.
"Although the Suwa Maru arrived earlier than was expected, there was a large crowd at the wharf to see Mr. Chaplin." ...
Thursday, March 19th: Rickshaw rides through Chinatown. Paulette tells a reporter that she "may have been" wearing a wedding ring on her arrival in Singapore the previous day.
"Paulette was fascinated with the rickshas. As her puller carried her a few paces, she cried out excitedly to Charlie, who laughed back a reply." ...
Friday, March 20th: Chaplin visits the Singapore Reformatory for boys.
Saturday, March 21st: Chaplin attempts to charter what was known in Singapore as the "Honeymoon yacht."
Sunday, March 22nd: The travelers' are guests of the Sultan of Johor.
Monday, March 23rd: The gang leaves Singapore at dawn and flies to Batavia, Java.
March 24-25: Bandung and Garut: The travelers' road trip across Java begins with two stops in West Java.
March 26-27: Garut to Djokja
Saturday, March 28th: Off to Bali: Charlie and his companions drove from Djokja to Surabaya where they boarded the steamer Merak for Bali.
March 29th - April 6th: Bali!
Monday, April 6th: The Chaplin party returns from Bali.
Tuesday, April 7th: The travelers return to Singapore for the next three days.
Friday, April 10th: Chaplin, et al, depart for Indochina aboard the Aramis.
April 10th-12th: En route to Indochina.
April 12th-13th: The Chaplin party arrives in Saigon on the 12th. They spend two days before taking off on a roadtrip across Vietnam and Cambodia.
Saturday, April 18th: "Sak Lo" (aka Charlot) & his companions reach Phnom Penh, the capitol of Cambodia.
(circa) Monday, April 20th: Chaplin & Co. vist the ruins of Angkor.
(circa) April 21st - 23rd: The group tours the region formerly known as Annam. Chaplin is reported dead.
April 24th - May 1st: The travelers spend the next week in Hanoi.
May 1st - May 3rd: Chaplin and his companions move eastward to Hongay and Port Courbet.
May 7-8th, 1936: The travelers return to Hong Kong and take a side trip to Canton.
Saturday, May 9th: Chaplin departs Hong Kong for Shanghai aboard the Kashima Maru. He tells reporters about a potential problem with U.S. immigration laws.
May 11-12th: Chaplin has a chance meeting with fellow passenger Jean Cocteau on the Kashima Maru. After one night in Shanghai, the Chaplin party departs for Japan aboard the SS Coolidge.
|Drawing of Chaplin by Cocteau, 1936|
May 16th: Arrival in Kobe.
May 16-17: The Chaplin party motors to Kyoto.
|Tea at the Hiiragiya Inn, Kyoto.|
May 18th-22nd: Arrival at Yokohama. Chaplin and Co. spend the next week dividing their time between there and Tokyo.
|Charlie & Paulette with violinist Jacques Thibaud|
and geisha performer Ichimaru
Friday, May 22nd: Charlie, Paulette, Alta, and Frank depart Japan for California aboard the President Coolidge.
Friday May, 29th: The Coolidge makes a brief stop in Honolulu.
|Aboard the Coolidge, en route to CA.|
Wednesday, June 3rd: The Chaplin party arrives in San Francisco on Paulette's 26th birthday. From there they drive to Pebble Beach.
Thursday, June 4th: In a letter to his brother, Sydney Chaplin gives a critical analysis of Charlie's latest film, Modern Times, and suggests ideas for future projects.
|Aboard the Coolidge in San Francisco, with fellow passenger,|
Friday, June 5th: Charlie, Paulette, Alta, and Frank leave Pebble Beach in the morning and drive home to Los Angeles. Chaplin visits with his sons.
Monday, June 8th: Chaplin's car is rear-ended on Hollywood Blvd.
Sunday, June 28th: In an article published in the Los Angles Times, Chaplin discusses his ambitious future film plans.
Tuesday, June 30th: Day one of the United Artists Sales Convention at the Ambassador Hotel.
Wednesday, July 1: Chaplin announces at UA convention that he plans to make 2 films during the 1936-37 season, including one starring Paulette in a leading role. That night, Charlie and Paulette attend the Actors' Fund Benefit at Pan-Pacific Auditorium.
Thursday, July 2nd: Last day of the UA Sales Convention.
Wednesday, July 8th: Chaplin was present at a meeting in which Dr. A. H. Giannini was unanimously elected president and chairman of the board of the United Artists Corporation.
Wednesday, July 22: Charlie and Paulette attend a reception honoring Danish director Johannes Poulsen at Pickfair.
Wednesday, July 27th: Charlie and Paulette attend the premiere of Anthony Adverse at the Carthay Circle Theater. Afterward they attended a party hosted by the film's director Mervyn LeRoy.
Monday, August 17th: Charlie and Paulette attend a concert by conductor Leopold Stokowski at the Hollywood Bowl.
Thursday, August 27th: Film Daily reports that the Chaplin Studio is being wired for sound.
Friday, August 28th: Chaplin announces that he has purchased the film rights to the D.L. Murray novel, Regency.
Saturday, August 29th - Sunday, August 30th: Chaplin spends the weekend fishing at Catalina.
Saturday, September 5th - Sunday, September 6th: Charlie and Paulette spend the weekend with friends at Catalina Island. (Catalina Islander, September 10th, 1936)
Friday, September 11th: Motion Picture Daily reports that Institutional Cinema Service Inc. has been perpetually enjoined from distributing or exhibiting two of Chaplin's films: A Dog's Life & Shoulder Arms.
Friday September 18th - Sunday September 27th: Charlie and Paulette attend the Pacific Southwest Tennis Tournament at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
Early October: Publicity photos with Paulette Goddard are taken at Chaplin's home by Max Munn Autrey.
Thursday, October 8th: Chaplin attends a performance by mime artist Angna Enters at the Biltmore Theater.
Saturday, October 10th: Paulette Goddard flies to New York with her mother for a two-week vacation.
Friday, October 23rd: Paulette returns from New York.
Saturday, October 31st: Charlie and Paulette attend a preview of Garden Of Allah at Grauman's.
Wednesday, November 4th: Chaplin's former wife, Lita Grey, announces marriage to Henry Aguirre.
Wednesday, November 11th: Although Chaplin purchased tickets to the British Charity Ball at the Ambassador for himself and Paulette, they did not attend.
Sunday, December 6th: Charlie and Paulette attend a party at the home of John and Elaine Barrymore.